Gilly found this vintage cabinet in the back of a shed. She says of it’s sadly neglected condition, ” Someone at one point in time had used it as target practice….its had patches of dried mud all over it like someone had thrown mud balls at it!” Gilly shares the makeover she gave this diminutive piece at Colour Saturated Life.
Not long ago, I featured a china cabinet makeover from High Style Restyle. Well, that was only one of several projects that Amy and her dad have been making from pieces of the china cabinet he found on the roadside. Today, I’m sharing another one: their new apothecary-style cabinet.
“My 72-year-old dad found this china cabinet curbside,” says Amy of High Style ReStyle. “My dad doesn’t get excited at much but from the beginning it held an attachment for him. He couldn’t get over someone discarding such a high-quality piece of furniture,” she explains. His excitement inspired her to turn the old cabinet into a special surprise for Dad.
“My dad snatched this old sewing cabinet for me up from the street,” explains Ronja at her blog, Nur Noch. It was just the right size for her sewing supplies, so she decided to pretty it up with a makeover.
At The Golden Sycamore, Allison and her husband found this old wash stand when they were cleaning out their basement. Free furniture is always the best kind to experiment with, so Allison seized the opportunity to try using milk paint for the first time by giving this piece a little makeover.
This little cabinet was discovered in the attic by Camille of Gustave & Voltaire when she moved into her home. “When I saw it I realized how beautiful it could look,” Camille tells us. “Like in that 80’s movie when the plain secretary transforms into a bomb by letting her hair down and taking off her glasses.” Ha!
Do you have a spot in your house that bugs you? For Allison at The Golden Sycamore, it was a corner in her dining room. No matter what she tried to do with it, “It just never felt right.” Then she spotted this corner cabinet on her neighbor’s curb and dragged it home. She put it in the problem corner just to keep it out of the way but fell in love with how it looked there! And once you see what she did with it, you’ll fall in love with it too.
This cupboard was destined for the dump until Terry saw the potential underneath. As she tells us at The Curator’s Collection, “I thought that while it was ugly and poorly painted (note the dripping goopy red glaze on it) it did have some pretty features.” She convinced the owner to let her have a go at it, and you won’t believe the difference!